Iris Zhan (carrd work in progress)

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Climate activist, musician, and dancerAge: 18
Pronouns: they/them
Nationality: Chinese American
Location: Howard County, Maryland (HoCo MD)
School: graduated River Hill High School in 2022 (RHHS), gap year from Wellesley College class of 2027
Political views: (Democratic) Socialist, BLM, eco-feminist, pacifist, free palestine, anti-capitalist
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DMs open for activist support and resources, networking and connecting, mental health support, and music talk. Open to interviews, features, and speaker invitations but will pass the mic
Please don't message me about getting involved in new things like joining an organization. I don't have any capacity!

I'm the cofounder of Fridays For Future Digital (FFF Digital) and founder of the Sunrise Movement Howard County hub!Current activism:
- outreach coordinator of the FFF Digital team
- ClimateScience Youth Messenger
- co-founder of the Howard County Youth Activist Coalition
- DEI intern at the Howard County Conservancy
- member of the Howard County Association of Student Councils (HCASC) Environmental Affairs Committee (EAC)
- on and off member of Fridays For Future D.C.
Previous activism
- hub coordinator and trainings lead for Sunrise HoCo
- member of the Sunrise Movement national onboarding team
- member of the Zero Hour music team
- volunteer for Mock COP26
- member of U.S. Youth Advisory Council for the UN Ocean Decade
- Civics Unplugged Fellow '21
- Polluters Out volunteer
- Sierra Student Coalition Climate Justice League fellow '20
- member of the ACLU institute '20
- youth organizer with HoCo Climate Action, Citizens Climate Lobby HoCo, Less Plastic Please, and River Hill Watershed Committee
- Writer for The Climate Reporter

work in progress, read more about my activism in the button below

- I currently play classical, acoustic, and electric guitar (4 years), piano (6 years), and ukulele (<1 year). I previously played viola for 5 years.
- I currently dance ballet (11), modern/contemporary (5), theatre (1), jazz (4), and tap (3) and have been dancing for 11 years
- I have been producing music for 2 please check out my original music:
- Check out my website for my art, photography, and dance portfolio
- I did theatre stuff in school: school plays, musicals, stage crew, theatre company, comedy improve act club member


Favorite music artists:
Artists I love: Taylor Swift, Conan Gray, Paramore, Declan McKenna, mxmtoon, My Chemical Romance, Twenty One Pilots, Fall Out Boy, AJR, Lorde, Olivia Rodrigo, Green Day, Imagine Dragons
Artists I like: Coldplay, Xiuhtezcatl, grandson, Avril Lavigne, fun., Demi Lovato, OneRepublic, Good Charlotte, Simple PlanMy spotify profile: music genres: pop punk, pop rock, alternative, alternative rock, indie, indie rock, indie pop, rock, soft rock, lofi, indie folk, dream pop, folk, folk pop, progressive rock, hard rock, sometimes classical music, musical theatre, new age, protest musicFavorite musicals: The Greatest Showman, Hamilton, Annie, Dear Evan Hansen, Sound of Music, High School Musical, Legally BlondeFavorite TV/movie genres: comedy, light action, (teen) sitcom, (teen) drama, adventure, light rom com, fantasy, documentaries, political satireFavorite movies: Lemonade Mouth, Pitch Perfect series, To All the Boys I've Loved Before series, Harry Potter seriesFavorite TV shows: Heartstopper, Julie and the Phantoms, Love Victor, Never Have I Ever, Fresh off the Boat, HSMTMTS, The Daily Show, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, Gilmore Girls, DickinsonRandom interests: climate/environmental justice, intersectionality, sustainability, international relations/affairs, anti-racism, anti-oppression, feminism, decolonization, gender and sexuality queer things, mental health, politics, history, philosophy, Vox, social science, anything big brain, theatre, photography, videography, creative arts/fine arts/visual arts, cooking and food, slime, asmr, cute animals, facebook memes, wholesome thingsFavorite foods: chinese, korean, japanese, vietnamese, mexican, italian, greek, indian, afghan, sometimes AmericanFavorite colors: purple, green, blue, black, whiteFavorite animals: pandas, dogs, bunnies, catsThings I hate: math, hard sciences, standardized tests, school, heavy metal and rap, horror movies/tv, anything overly romantic, heavy action/thriller movies/tv, crime mysteries, sports, reality shows, justin bieber, post malone, jason derulo, lil pump, lil wayne, ariana grande, kanye west, cardi b, drake, the chainsmokers